Filbert William Janis Sr. was born December 22, 1946, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Hobert Janis and Ella (Ringing Shield) Janis. Filbert, 72, of Pine Ridge, made his journey to the Spirit World on November 11, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Filbert, Sr. is survived by his wife, Linda Janis of Pine Ridge, SD; children, Filbert Janis, Jr., Ann Marie Janis and Lillie Mitchell, all of Pine Ridge, SD, Robert Janis of Rapid City, SD, Leeloominai Sparkles of Hampton, NH and Kelly Swallow of Red Shirt, SD; siblings, Winifred Janis of Sioux Falls, SD, Wayne Janis of Pine Ridge, SD, Josephine Freeman of Pine Ridge, SD and Bernadine Freeman of Rapid City, SD; aunt, Mary Merrival of Pine Ridge, SD; 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandbaby; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Filbert, Sr. was preceded in death by his parents, Hobert Janis and Ella (Ringing Shield) Janis; siblings, Martin and Courtland Janis and Benjamin Freeman; and grandparents, Pete & Sophie Janis and William & Nancy Ringing Shield.
Pallbearers will be: Alan Backward, Austin Backward, Jr., Robert Janis, James Mitchell, Ron Morrison, Kobe Hollow Horn, Miguel Janis, Chance Talbot and Bill Morrison.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall in Pine Ridge, SD with rosary services starting at 7:00 PM and military roll call to follow.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall in Pine Ridge, SD
Officiating: Mr. Charles McGaa
Graveside Services: Holy Rosary Mission Catholic Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD